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Do you weigh more when you're on your period?

(21 Posts)
Jacksterbear Sun 05-Jun-11 14:57:55

Please say yes!

TidyDancer Sun 05-Jun-11 16:10:56

I weigh more in the days before my period. It goes back to normal as my period ends. Can vary by about four pounds sometimes.

Jacksterbear Sun 05-Jun-11 16:16:53

Thanks for the reply. I'm really hoping this is the reason I have gained and not lost weight this week!

TidyDancer Sun 05-Jun-11 16:19:11

Can I be nosey and ask how much weight we're talking about here? Because I think up to about 5lbs is reasonably average.

Jacksterbear Sun 05-Jun-11 16:24:14

I should have been on target to lose 1-2 lb. Instead I have gained 1.5lb. So a potential difference of up to 3.5lb.

TidyDancer Sun 05-Jun-11 16:29:02

IME I would say that could definitely be down to your period.

bruffin Sun 05-Jun-11 16:44:42

Yes, it is water retention.

triskaidekaphile Sun 05-Jun-11 21:05:16

yes- a few lb heavier

winnybella Sun 05-Jun-11 21:08:02

Yes, same here, about 4 lbs as well.

forehead Sun 05-Jun-11 21:12:08

Deffo yes. I gain up tp 71b before my period and even though i know it's temporary, i still get upset about it.

Jacksterbear Mon 06-Jun-11 08:19:21

Well I've magically dropped 2.5lb overnight and my period should end today. Good news all round grin.

erebus Mon 06-Jun-11 08:30:30

It's recommended that you don't weigh yourself just when you're due, and for the next 5 odd days, which is torture when you want to see one, tangible result of your hard work!

I went up only 2lbs but it was hard not to feel demotivated, even though I knew exactly why!

ZumbaRumba Mon 06-Jun-11 08:32:09

I can gain anything from 2lbs up to 7 lbs (really!) in the week ebfore my period.

BelleEnd Mon 06-Jun-11 08:35:14

Yeah, up to about 6lb in the preceeding days.

Verso Tue 07-Jun-11 12:14:52

Yes, same here - up to 7lb gained in the week beforehand and during. Is quite astonishing really!

Hassled Tue 07-Jun-11 12:16:11

God yes - loads more. All seems to be pee/water retention - I pee like an elephant as soon as I've started <way too much information).

Jacksterbear Tue 07-Jun-11 13:18:13

Wow, I'm amazed that it can be up to half a stone for some of you shock.

Saracen Sun 12-Jun-11 00:06:32

Bizarrely, no. It doesn't seem to make any actual weight difference with me. But boy, do I ever FEEL uncomfortably fat and bloated when I have my period!!

UrsulaBuffay Sun 12-Jun-11 00:07:42

It's so fucking annoying! I often pee alot around my period time too, bladder seems more irritable and I just bloat up.

UrsulaBuffay Sun 12-Jun-11 00:08:15

ooh just read that hassled pisses lots too <relieved. literally>

Jacksterbear Sun 12-Jun-11 13:33:18

grin @ Ursula!

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